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Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum

Address: | Cultura, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Visited just the Folk Museum part of this attraction with 5 friends. Wonderful reflection of past Ulster life as the museum has a village comprising buildings dismantled and transported from various parts of Ulster and reconstructed. There's an amazing variety ranging from labourers' one-ups / one-downs and two-ups and two-downs, through a carpenter's shop, a bicycle repair shop, a coal... More 

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Portslade, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Having many good memories of visiting the museums when I was very young, I was quite keen to go back again recently. It certainly did not disappoint! The Folk Museum is very interesting, although I would recommend going in summer as there is a lot of wandering around outside! The Transport Museum is equally as good, although unfortunately part of... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went with my girlfriend who remembered it fondly as a child. The folk museum was well maintained, impressively managed, interactive and informative and was lovely strolling around leisurely. The transport museum was a little more dry, but housed an impressive collection of vehicles and information if you enjoy that kind of thing. Reasonable price of £11 to get admission to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I visited the transport museum with my nephews over Christmas. The older bit is shut for a refurb. But the train gallery was very popular with the 4 and 6 year old boys. Lots of big trains to climb on. The Titanic bit is quite good but obviously outclassed by the Titanic museum up the road in Belfast. The cars... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Super day crafting with Jenny Hadley making learning a traditional craft rag ruging with a terrific modern application for the season Rag Wreath. Terrific tutor and a lovely group of people. Jenny was extremely knowledgable and make the busy day just fly. For those that like making check out they have a lot of very talented tutors. Terrific day

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Ulster Folk Museum includes both town and rural display with guides in period dress. The guides are well versed in their specialties. There are also farm displays and farm animals for kids. The Transportation Museum is also well populated with trains, cars and includes tours and guides. It takes all day. A cafe is on site. Take the train... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What a tremendous place rural ulster captured as we were.the morthern bank from.portglenone.i remember visiting it with my grandad regularly on the back of a linkbox sitting on a plank with a hesian bag on it as cushion.the wee town is lovelt.best visits are when rare ajimal.show is on.a must see place.

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united kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The folk museum is like a day out in the country in the 60's, quiet country lanes and farmhouses. If you enjoy walking, the lack of traffic is great. It was a cold, bright November day when we visited so we felt the lack of heating and electricity in some of the buildings. The gift shop is well stocked and... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Well worth the visit. We learned so many things and the way the irish lived up until the 1970's. Very educational yet a lot of fun too!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

In both museums you can feel how it used to be! First we went to the transport museum and we really enjoyed the Titanica exibition: it has a lot of artifacts, interesting information and very well done model of the sinking ship with displayed proportions of the lost souls in all classes. My opinion is that even if you are... More 

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